YAMHAD
   An important state in northern Syria during the second millennium B.C., with Aleppoas its capital. It had close ties with Mari, whose archives furnish much of the textual evidence. The Hittites also had dealings with Yamhaduntil Aleppo was destroyed by Mursili I around 1600 B.C. and the state ceased to exist.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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